This is a little experiment to help out our readers – a monthly roundup of companies in the news that we think may be resume-worthy. This could be because of a cool thing they do, an infusion of venture capital, a good report, or because they simply said they’re hiring.
Note that there are many amazing companies out there, and this roundup is not considered an endorsement per se. This is just what came across this month that you may want to pay attention to for potential employment
So who is Resume-Worthy this June?
- Affirmed Networks – They’re in stealth mode, and got $11 million in investment
- Alchemic Dream, Laboratoires Bug-Tracker, and Monde Media Solutions (Game Services) – They formed a virtual universe consortium that sounds interesting and forward-thinking.
- Alibaba (E-Commerce) – They’ve got a US branch coming
- Brand.net (Online Advertising) – They secured $14 million in investments.
- DC (Comics and Media) – They just started an awesome digital comics initiative.
- Digital Development Management (Talent Agency) – Just broadened out into video game talent. They may be good to work for or with.
- Hulu (Online Video) – Because they’re going to be everywhere on every device.
- Manga Factory (Manga) – They’re new,but they show ambition and understanding of the market.
- Marvel (Comics and Media) – They’re starting a new ten-minute trailer iniative in theaters, and that could mean opportunities for people in filmmaking, or who want to break in by, say, producing a short cheaply.
- MOG (Music) – They just got onto iPhone and Roku.
- Playdom (Social Games) – They’re still acquiring companies and apparently have money to spend. Plus they want to branch into Europe.
- Redbox (Video Rental) – Their kiosk system means they’re 25% of all video rental.
- RockYou (Social Games) – Got Ten Million from Softbank. Softbank has their fingers in a lot of pies.
- Roku (Media Delivery) – They’re busy, if at times below radar, and keep adding to their offerings.
- Xconomy (news) – They just opened a San Francisco branch, and they seem to be evolving and growing. In fact, we use Xconomy for some of our news analysis.
- Zynga (Social Games) – They got $147 million from a Japanese investor